Spread the Word: Biologists will set block nets in the #JonathanCreek embayment of #KentuckyLake at U.S Highway 68 and in the Northwest Arm, Nov. 2-13 for Asian carp research. Nets will be marked by buoys and yellow flags. Boaters should use caution while passing over nets in those areas, during this period.
Biologists with the U.S. Geological Survey, in conjunction with Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Tennessee Valley Authority, are working to inform the public that parts of the Jonathan Creek embayment will be blocked to fish passage for 12 days.
The research team will be evaluating a new technique to herd silver carp to desired locations. This work will provide information that will help researchers and managers be more efficient during mass removals of Asian carp. Biologists will capture silver carp, tag them with an internal telemetry tag, and track these fish during herding efforts to determine their response and movements. While the work will block fish from passing between the bay and other parts of Kentucky, boat passage will be manageable with some care.
Block nets will be at two locations shown on the map below and will be marked. To pass over the nets in a boat, first turn your motor off. Trim your outboard motor up while passing over the net. If your motor cannot be trimmed, you may push the net down as your boat passes over. Please take care while going over the nets. Thank you for your cooperation in helping to battle the spread of Asian carp.
For questions, please contact: Robin Calfeefirstname.lastname@example.org (573-228-1062), Rip Shivelyemail@example.com (573-875-5399), Kevin Kellyfirstname.lastname@example.org (502-892-4414), Dennis S. Baxter, email@example.com (865-632-6404).